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See Thissongissick's 2018 Electric Forest Secret Set Information For Second Weekend

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Electric Forest never fails to be one of our favorite events every year. For the past few years, TSIS has shown up at Electric Forest and thrown down some insane secret sets. If you’ve ever got the chance to be present for any of them, you know that we always bring the heat. We’re super stoked to announce that we will be returning again this year for another round of secret sets (as well as some very dope artist panels during the day)!

Here's a quick crash course on pasy year's lineups: In 2014 we had the birth of Big Grizmatik (Big Gigantick, GRiZ and Gramatik first time playing together). In 2015 we had a massive b2b that included Skrillex, 12th Planet, Crizzly, Snails and more. In 2016 we enlisted Brillz, Mija, NGHTMRE, and 12th Planet for a set that got so wild it had to be shut down. In 2017 we had Illenium b2b Big Gigantic b2b Ekali, Ganja White Night b2b Boogie T, Louis The Child b2b Whethan b2b Autograf and more all behind the same decks.

We’re back again in 2018 to tear up the Jubilee stage again this year. Last weekend we had Louis The Child go b2b with special guest Whethan as well as Hotel Garuda on their last ever festival performance together with GG Magree and Melvv getting in the mix before Um.. closed out the massive set. We're excited to come back for weekend two, when we'll do it all again (with another round of artists) on Sunday night from 7:30pm-9:00pm

If you know what’s good, you’ll be sure to schedule in our secret sets on the Electric Forest mobile app, and also have your eyes and ears open for some unofficial secret sets as well.

We can’t wait to party with you up in the forest! See you all very soon. For those of you needing tickets be sure to grab yours here while you still can. Enjoy!

Electric Forest Defines the Idea Of A “Secret Set” With Skrillex, Datsik, 12th Planet, SNAILS, Mr. Carmack and Big Gigantic [Editorial + Photo + Video]

Electric Forest Defines the Idea Of A “Secret Set” With Skrillex, Datsik, 12th Planet, SNAILS, Mr. Carmack and Big Gigantic [Editorial + Photo + Video] - Featured Image

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Even before the now infamous TSIS secret closing party with Big Gigantic and Cherub, which took place on top of RV’s in General Admission camping the last night of Electric Forest, Thissongissick.com already had two other epic secret sets under our belts that will go down as festival folklore for years to come.

We were slated to curate the “Good Life” stage located in VIP camping on Friday night and amassed a collection of bass brethren to throw down a very rare b2b2b2b2b2b take-over that kicked off at 3AM. After decimating the main stage crowd with a close out set, OWSLA head honcho and Jack Ü co-captain Skrillex lead the charge and was joined behind the decks by Firepower Records ace Datsik, SMOG general and last minute festival addition 12th Planet, vomitstep aficionado Snails, pizza-gang advocate and crunk-step innovator Crizzly, and dubstep maverick Vaski

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All six DJs/producers took the stage together across four CDJs. The song selection was nothing short of organized chaos as bass banger after bass banger melted the faces of all 1000+ attendee’s that packed the very intimate tent till just past 6AM. 

Recreating something as stacked and intimate as this set was a daunting challenge, but a series of blessed events opened the door for another secret set Saturday night. This time marked our first return to the luminous forest since the iconic 2012 TSIS secret set that gave birth to Big Grizmatik (Big Gigantic + GRiZ + Gramatik). One of the most forward thinking producers in the game Mr. Carmack was chosen as man to start the night off, and ended up delivering much more. 

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As we commandeered the Grand Artique stage around 4:30AM, Mr. Carmack took a seat and went into the mix for 4 hours and played the perfect blend of soul, funk gritty bass, hip-hop and more. He not only unloaded an uncountable amount of unreleased originals and remixes from himself and friends, but then moved into mo-town hits, R&B classics and more for one of the most eclectic sets anyone in attendance had ever experienced. 

There was a cast of other artists from the festival that were set to follow, but Mr. Carmack was nailing the vibe so perfectly that they allowed him to keep going. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That moment when @Mr_Carmack and beatboxer @Honeycombeatbox played our secret forest sunrise after party at @Electric_Forest with the sun fully out. #electricforest #secretset #ef2015

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Then, something magical happened toward the middle / end of Mr. Carmack's set. Newcomer hip-hop MC Honeycomb started beatboxing over the producer's funky beats. Having picked up on the vibes from the sidelines, the two were soon accompanied on stage by The Fungineer members Lafa Taylor, Kyrian Bobeerian and Honey LaRochelle, who delivered an unbelievable display of vocal talents alongside bass player Simply B (Brandon B Barker). It became a completely organic live band that even saw Carmack switch from Traktor to drum duties. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That one time @Mr_Carmack jumped on the drums while playing with @Fungineers @honeycombeatbox at the #TSIS secret forest sunrise party at @Electric_forest #thingsgotweird #epic #electricforest #mrcarmack #ef2015

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This unintentionally became one of the most outrageous and unexpected live musical experiences we've been apart of yet, and was further enhanced by a pristine sunrise that spread throughout the forest. 

To be completely honest, we aren't sure if any other festival could house something so special and secretive compared to what the Thissongissick secret sets at Electric Forest became this year. We'd like to thank the Electric Forest team for the opportunity to craft these very special parties, and both Ryan Hug and Michael Silberman for their added assistantce. But most importantly, we'd love to thank those who attended these unforgetable performances with us so late in the evening. You best believe that 2016 will see another round of secret sets sponored by Thissongissick, so start planning your Electric Forest trip now! Enjoy

Don't miss our post with exclusive photos from the festival and all the artist meet & greet photos from our booth during the festival

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